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Stanley Broderick, 1913

Below also see: Stanley Broderick, 1914,
Stanley Broderick, 1917,
Stanley Broderick, 1920,
Stanley Broderick, 1921

 

The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 18 Apr 1913 1

PARRAMATTA DISTRICT.
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POLICE COURTS.

    At the Parramatta Police Court on Wednesday, before Mr T McKensey, DSM,

    Stanley Broderick, Samuel Cook, Frank Flood, Ernest Douglas, and Linden Pickering were charged with playing cards in the Parramatta Park on Sunday, March 30. The first three pleaded guilty, and Douglas and Pickering not guilty. The defendants were fined 20s each and costs of Court.

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The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers’ Advocate, Sat 19 Apr 1913 2

PARRAMATTA COURT.
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Wednesday, April16.
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(Before Mr T McKensey, DSM.)

CARDS IN THE PARK.

    Stanley Broderick, Samuel Cook, and Frank Flood pleaded guilty, and Ernest Douglas and Linden Pickering not guilty, to charges of playing cards in Parramatta Park on Sunday, 30th March, to the annoyance of the public.

    Senior-Constable [Richard] Trevillian deposed that on 30th of March he was with Constable Connors, and he saw Douglas and Pickering with the three others (who had pleaded guilty that day). They were sitting in a ring, near the front of Old Government House, inside and about 150 yards from the main entrance of the Parramatta Park, playing cards. They were frequently playing. Complaints had been made. It was difficult to catch the offenders. They always had someone on the look-out.

    To Douglas: Saw you playing cards.

    To Pickering: You were not sitting 10 yards away. We caught two of the group; the others ran away.

    Constable E[dwin] Connors corroborated the evidence of the last witness. He saw the defendants Douglas and Pickering with the others sitting down and playing cards. Ran about 30 yards after Douglas, and caught him. Said, “What did you run away for?” He replied, “I did not want to get caught.” Pickering ran. He was playing cards.

    E[rnest] A Douglas, of Ada-street, wool sorter, deposed that he was walking through the Park. Sat near some fellows playing cards. The police made a rush. Fell over. Was caught. Said, “What are you taking me for? I wasn’t playing.” The police said, “It is just as good.” Was not there five minutes.

    Frank Flood, dealer, Lennox-street, Parramatta, swore that Pickering and Douglas were not playing. Was playing a game of “nap.”

    Samuel Cook, laborer, of Harris-street, Parramatta, deposed that Pickering and Douglas were not playing. There was an other man there, but the police did not see him,, nor take his name. Did not usually play “nap” with three. Played with six, if they could get them.

    The DSM: I know you do.

    Stanley Broderick deposed that Douglas and Pickering took no part in the game.

    Each defendant was fined 20/-, with 6/- costs; or seven days’ imprisonment with hard labor.

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The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers’ Advocate, Sat 3 May 1913 3

PARRAMATTA COURT.
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Wednesday, April 30.
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(Before Mr EL Maitland, SM.)
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THE “TWO-UP” SCHOOL.

MORE OF ‘EM.

    Geo Tovey was fined 40/-, with 6/- costs, or a month’s imprisonment.

    Samuel Cook, Stanley Broderick, Frank Flood, and Geo Grey, were charged. Cook was fined 40/-, with 6/- costs, or a month’s imprisonment; as were Broderick and Flood. Grey was fined 20/-, with 6/- costs, or 14 days’ imprisonment.

 



Stanley Broderick
, 1914


The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers’ Advocate, Wed 14 Oct 1914
4

PARRAMATTA COURT.
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Monday, October 12.
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(Before Mr MH Fitzhardinge, DSM.)
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DRUNK, Etc.


    Stanley Broderick (21), on bail, pleaded guilty to being drunk in George-street, Parramatta, and was fined 10s, or seven days. He was allowed a week in which to pay.

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The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers’ Advocate, Wed 2 Dec 1914 5

PARRAMATTA COURT.
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Saturday, November 28.
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(Before Mr LW Broughton, JP.)
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Monday, 30th November.
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(Before Mr MH Fitzhardinge, DSM.)
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DRUNK.

    Stanley Broderick, for being drunk and disorderly in George-street, Parramatta, was fined 20s.

 



Stanley Broderick
, 1917


The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers’ Advocate, Sat 5 Jan 1918
6

PARRAMATTA COURT.
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Friday, Dec 28 [1917].
(Before Mr A Gates, DSM.)

    For drunkenness Frederick Crofton, William Leech, Henry Morris, John Connell, Henry Barber and Stanley Broderick were fined each 2/6, and John Murray 5/-.

 

 



Stanley Broderick
, 1920


The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers’ Advocate, Sat 11 Dec 1920
7

QUARTER SESSIONS.
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A REVOLTING CASE.

    Stanley Broderick, a young man well known in Parramatta, pleaded not guilty to a charge of indecently assaulting a male person, Hector Bernard Mellish, at Parramatta, on the 22nd October. In this case the accused had applied for counsel to be assigned to him under the Poor Persons Defence Act , but the application was refused. Evidence of a revolting nature was given by three boys, after which the accused made a statement in which he declared that he was at home and in bed at the time the offence was alleged to have been committed.

    The jury, after a few minutes’ retirement, returned a verdict of guilty.

    There were four other indictments, [1) John Savage, 2) Daniel Brown, —aka Daniel Brien , Daniel Bien, 3) Alfred Naylor, and 4) Ronald Naylor], and the Crown Prosecutor asked that the trial on these cases be postponed till the next court of Quarter Sessions. Accused was remanded for sentence, his Honor [Judge Armstrong] remarking that he did not feel in a frame of mind at present to pass sentence.

    Stanley Broderick, convicted of an indecent assault, was brought up for sentence on Thursday, and, when asked what he had to say why sentence should not be passed on him, said he had a good character, and was the support of his invalid brother. For the police, Sergt Walsh stated that he had known prisoner for the past two months, during which time he had not done any work, and was daily in company with convicted thieves. His Honor said that if prisoner could bring evidence of good character he would be given the benefit of it. Prisoner had no witnesses to call and his Honor sentenced him to be imprisoned with hard labor in Grafton Gaol for nine months, and said that had he passed sentence on the previous day the sentence would probably have been more severe. What would become of the other cases against prisoner he did not know.

A BREEZE AT THE SESSIONS
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“DON'T BE SILLY!”
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“YOU’RE SNAKE-HEADED.”
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    At the Parramatta Court of Quarter Sessions on Wednesday, during the hearing of the charge against Alfred Mobbs, his Honor questioned the accused, and on receiving a certain reply, remarked, “It seems very queer.” This at once brought Mr Moss, who appeared for Mobbs, to his feet in protest, when he indignantly remarked that it was indiscreet for his Honor to make such a remark, which might reasonably have an influence on the jury.

    His Honor brushed the incident aside with the remark, “Don’t be silly,” but Mr Moss was not to be pacified by such an off-hand remark, and stated that if it occurred again he would take further action in representing the matter to a higher court. Later on, before addressing the jury, Mr Moss referred to the incident and said that he recognised that no fairer man than Judge Armstrong sat on the bench. He regretted having made the remarks, and whatever he had said was said in the heat of the moment.

    His Honor: “Because you were snake-headed.” There the incident ended.

 



Stanley Broderick
, 1921


The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers’ Advocate, Wed 23 Feb 1921
8

PARRAMATTA SESSIONS.
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Monday, February 21st.
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(Before Judge Armstrong.)
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    The Sessions were opened on Monday. Mr WS Crawford prosecuted for the Crown. Mr JBJ Smith was Clerk of the Peace, and Mr JH Murray Deputy Sheriff.

Tuesday, February 22nd.
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BRODERICK'S CASE.

    Stanley Broderick, arraigned on a charge of, on the 16th October, 1920, indecently assaulting Daniel Brown, [aka Brien, Bien] a male person, pleaded not guilty and challenged three jurors. He was found guilty, with a recommendation for consideration on account of his mental condition. There were other similar charged against him, and the Crown Prosecutor stated that he did not propose to go on with these at present. The accused pleaded not guilty, and he was bound over to come up for trial when notified. He was bound over in each case in his own recognizance in £10.

    In the case in which he was convicted he was sentenced to be imprisonment in Grafton Gaol with hard labor for eight months, his Honor adding that the jury had made a recommendation in his favor, feeling that it was medical treatment that the prisoner required, and he would get it there. The accused was serving a sentence of eight months for a similar offence, and this latter sentence would add on to this sentence two months.

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Stanley Broderick, Gaol photo sheet 9 

 Emphasis added. SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6105], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 9 Oct 1920-14 May 1921, No. 17598, p. 150.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 17598

Date when Portrait was taken: 13-12-1920

Name: Stanley Broderick

Native place: Parramatta

Year of birth: 6-8-1892

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year: BS

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Laborer

Religion: RC

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 5⅛"

Weight     On committal: 121
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Dark brown

Colour of eyes: Brown

Marks or special features: Heart outside right forearm

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

CONVICTIONS

Where and When

Offence.

Sentence

Parramatta PC *
ditto
ditto
ditto
ditto
ditto

Parramatta Q.S

ditto


ditto ¶

16
30
12
30
  5
28

  8

21


13

  4
  4
10
11
10
12

12

  2


  2

1912
1913
1914
1914
1915
1917

1920

1921


1922

Play cards in Public
Play “Two-Up”
Drunk
Drunk & disorderly
Drunk & disorderly
Drunk

Indecently assault a male person

Indecent assault on a male person


Wilfully and obscenely expose his person

26/- or 7 days HL
46/- or 1 month HL
10/- or 7 days HL  |  Paid fines
20/- or 14 days HL
20/- or 14 days HL
2/6 or Rising of Court

9 months HL

8 months H.L. The Jury
recommended the prisoner to
Medical OBS [observation]

6 months H.L

* The date—16 Apr 1912—entered on the gaol photographic description sheet appears to be incorrect. According to the newspaper report Stanley Broderick was tried at the Parramatta Police Court on Wed 16 Apr 1913. Also the sentence corresponds with date found in the 1913 newspaper article.

¶ The Parramatta Quarter Sessions did not commence until Mon 27 Feb 1922. It is more likely that this offence was tried in the Parramatta Police Court.

 


1     The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 18 Apr 1913, p. 13. Emphasis added.

2     The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers’ Advocate (Parramatta), Sat 19 Apr 1913, p. 11. Emphasis added.

3     The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers’ Advocate (Parramatta), Sat 3 May 1913, p. 4. Emphasis added.

4     The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers’ Advocate (Parramatta), Wed 14 Oct 1914, p. 2. Emphasis added.

5     The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers’ Advocate (Parramatta), Wed 2 Dec 1914, p. 4.

6     The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers’ Advocate (Parramatta), Sat 5 Jan 1918, p. 8. Emphasis added.

7     The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers’ Advocate (Parramatta), Sat 11 Dec 1920, p. 12. Emphasis added.

8     The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers’ Advocate (Parramatta), Wed 23 Feb 1921, p. 2.

9     SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6105], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 9 Oct 1920-14 May 1921, No. 17598, p. 150. Emphasis added.